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Black-striped Wallaby
Macropus-dorsalis
Information
Common Name Scrub Wallaby
Range Australia, from Townsville in Queensland to Narrabri in New South Wales. In New South Wales it is only found west of the Great Dividing Range.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Diprotodontia
Family Macropodidae
Genus Macropus
Species Macropus dorsalis
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Black-striped wallaby (Macropus dorsalis), also known as the scrub wallaby, is a species of wallaby found in Australia, from Townsville in Queensland to Narrabri in New South Wales. In New South Wales it is only found west of the Great Dividing Range. It is decreasing in these areas, but is not classified as threatened as a species yet. The New South Wales population, however, is classified as endangered.

The black-striped wallaby resembles the mainland race of the red-necked wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus), differing in the black line down its back, a white stripe over the hip and more red colouration (extending down the arms and further down the abdomen). It is shy, Nocturnalitynocturnal grazer and is not well known, owing to its preference for thick scrub, where it may easily be hidden.

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